Looks like Street Fighter V is getting its very own cinematic story mode filled with pre-rendered and real-time cutscenes. And based on the teaser trailer it looks suitably epic. Strange giant purple asteroids, Ryu doing his best serious face, M. Bison being all sinister, mysterious, and glowy-eyes. The only catch is that this mode won't be ready in time for launch and will be a free add-on coming in June. As for what's included when Street Fighter V launches next month? Well, Capcom has also released a new video covering all the game modes.
Which probably begs the question, "The Elder Scrolls Online doesn't feature a Thieves Guild?" Turns out it doesn't, which is why the next bit of DLC for the PC and console MMO is focusing on the pick-pocketing, jewelry heisting, all around outlaws of the Thieves Guild. In a new video detailing some of the new content coming with the pack, Elder Scrolls Online developer Zenimax is wise to point to Oblivion and Skyrim as the template for crafting a new Thieves Guild-related story-line.
Otherwise known as Early Access, where titles that are in a playable state are made available for people to purchase. To play, and in some cases act as testers. GOG.com's version, called 'Games in Development' as to alleviate any confusion as to what's on offer, features a first batch of titles including Starbound, Ashes of Singularity, and Project Zomboid. And like many other additions to the popular DRM-free service, all titles will be curated by the team at GOG.com.
So the beta for The Division is happening right now. As in, now now. If you've managed to snag a key or pre-order the game then no doubt your take on Tom Clancy's vision of a world where car doors are left open for strangers to close is still very fresh. And with the full-game set for release in a couple of months Ubisoft has revealed its initial plans for the future of The Division, which includes a Season Pass and some free content.
That is of course, for Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers. The two Xbox One 'Games with Gold' titles for February include the card-combat game Hand of Fate and the stealth action of Styx: Master of Shadows. PS4 owners will be getting the top-down shooter Helldivers and the very weird but very cool Nom Nom Galaxy. There's also stuff for Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, including a pair of games that will work with the Xbox One's backwards capability.
Now to those that are unfamiliar with DOTA 2 that headline probably won't make a lot of sense. Battle what now? Glad you asked. Well, essentially it provides seasonal quests for DOTA 2 players, where they can earn Battle Points and various rewards. There are even community goals that will unlock special rewards when enough players complete certain challenges.
Kind of a no-brainer really, but ahead of the game's PC release tomorrow Crystal Dynamics and NVIDIA have released a new video highlighting some of the added benefits of running the game on PC hardware. Hardware that no doubt costs a pretty penny. Visually the title remains one of the best looking Xbox One games currently available, so yeah you can be sure the PC version looks amazing. So what does the extra power bring?
Hard Reset from Flying Wild Hog (of Shadow Warrior reboot fame) originally came out on PC in 2011. Like Shadow Warrior it was a fast-pased first-person shooter, with a clear focus on action and destruction. It was pretty good, and here at Ausgamers we enjoyed it when it first came out. Now the title is getting a Redux, with improved visuals and additional gameplay, as it gears up for a re-release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
These days a Call of Duty game without an additional zombie-themed add-on would feel a little weird. More so than adding zombies to a gung-ho, brothers in arms, military action game. The Awakening DLC for Call of Duty: Black Op's III naturally brings the undead back into the fold, but instead of utilising the game's futuristic setting we head back to World War II, and a German installation called 'Der Eisendrache'. And there's a definite Wolfenstein vibe to the whole thing.
It's been a long time coming but Jonathan Blow's The Witness is finally out for PC and PlayStation 4. What exactly is The Witness? Well it's a puzzle and exploration game where the tagline pretty much says it all. "You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you." Early reviews on the game have all been positive, with many publications highlighting the huge world to explore and satisfaction that comes from unlocking its numerous mysteries.